ECR: What's the truth about interpretation errors?
July 15, 2022 -- VIENNA - Errors or missed findings on radiology exams are a reality, with some estimates putting their daily incidence at 3% to 5%, Dr. Adrian Brady, first vice-president of the European Society of Radiology, told ECR 2022 attendees on 14 July. Read More
ECR: U.S. expert urges annual breast screening starting at 40
July 14, 2022 -- VIENNA - U.S. research shows that annual breast cancer screening starting at age 40 is the most effective way to reduce mortality from the disease, according to a presentation delivered on 13 July at ECR 2022. Read More
ECR: How has COVID affected cancer screening programs in Europe?
July 13, 2022 -- VIENNA - The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affected how healthcare was delivered in Europe, and oncology screening programs were not immune from its impact, according to a panel of experts that convened on 13 July at ECR 2022. Read More
Ultrasound use in low-income countries receives validation
June 23, 2022 -- A study conducted in rural Africa found that ultrasound can be used successfully by nonradiologists to detect lesions. The new data can be used to guide clinical protocols, including thresholds for biopsy of sonographically benign-appearing breast lesions, the lead author says. Read More
Cloud-based image exchange via EHR finally helps eliminate CDs
June 13, 2022 -- You heard it here first -- the death knell of the CD as a medium for exchanging images may finally be at hand. A presenter at last week's Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine described how they implemented cloud-based image exchange built into their electronic health record (EHR). Read More
Web-based application assists MRI safety assessments
May 16, 2022 -- A new web-based software application can facilitate safety assessments of MRI exams, according to a presentation on 11 May at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in London. Read More
Radiologists can help achieve better pediatric care with MRI
May 9, 2022 -- Personalized care is great for individual patients going through MRI scans, but it's not so simple for pediatric patients, according to a presentation given on 8 May at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
GBL to acquire European imaging operator Affidea for 1B euros
April 19, 2022 -- Belgian investment firm Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) announced on 19 April that it is making its first sizable investment in healthcare by acquiring imaging operator Affidea for approximately 1 billion euros. Read More
BMJ: CT lung cancer screening saved more than 10K lives
April 6, 2022 -- The start of organized CT lung cancer screening in the U.S. in 2013 has helped avert more than 10,000 deaths from the disease between 2014 and 2018 due to earlier cancer detection, offering lessons for Europe and the rest of the world, according to a study published on 30 March in the BMJ. Read More
French team investigates radiology's pandemic readiness
March 17, 2022 -- The omicron wave of COVID-19 is fading in most countries, but there's likely to be another variant not far behind it. How prepared is the medical imaging community? Researchers from France have provided some novel analysis. Read More